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Post Bachelor Program
 

Post Bachelor Program   

             Grade and GPA Requirements                                  

             ASHA's General Education Requirements               

 Entry-Level Degrees for Clinical Practice

             Curriculum:          Foundation Coursework                 Advanced Coursework

 

What is the Post Bachelor Program?

Wayne State's Post Bachelor program offers the opportunity for students who have a degree in a field other than Communication Sciences and Disorders to complete the academic requirements needed to apply for admission to an M.A. or Au.D. graduate program.  Registration in the WSU Post Bachelor program is open to all students who have an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher in their Bachelor's degree coursework. Registration in the Post Bachelor Program does not guarantee admission to WSU's M.A.-SLP or Au.D. program.

Students who are interested in registering for post bachelor coursework should first schedule an individual advising session.

In order to register for post bachelor coursework, new students from other institutions should apply to the Office of University Admissions.  WSU students should obtain authorization to register for post bachelor's coursework from Student Records.  For assistance, phone (313) 577-3531.

The Post Bachelor program in CSD does not lead to a second Bachelor's degree or a certificate. 

 

Grade and GPA Requirements

To complete the Post Bachelor program, students:

  • Must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • May not earn more than two grades below B- in the five foundational post bachelor program courses (see below).
  • Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the Post Bachelor program courses.

Entry-Level Degrees for Clinical Practice

To be employed as a certified speech-language pathologist or audiologist in any work setting, students must obtain a graduate degree in speech-language pathology or audiology:

  • The MA degree with a Major in Speech-Language Pathology is the entry-level degree that is required for clinical practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist.
  • The AuD degree is the entry-level degree that is required for clinical practice as an Audiologist.

Registration in the department's Post Bachelor program does not imply automatic admission to the MA-SLP or AuD graduate program at Wayne State. 

All places in these graduate programs are filled on a competitive basis. However, the department's Post Bachelor program will provide students with the academic prerequisites to apply to other graduate programs in Michigan and nationwide. 

  • See ASHA's EdFind service for a complete listing of programs offering degrees in audiology and speech-language pathology.

ASHA's General Education Requirements 

In order to qualify for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology, the student's undergraduate degree general education courses must meet the ASHA requirements below.  Only courses appearing on the official transcript will be counted as meeting ASHA requirements.

  • College Mathematics: 3 semester hours (STA 1020 or equivalent required for WSU graduate programs)
  • Biological Sciences: 3 semester hours.
  • Physical Sciences:  3 semester hours.
  • Behavioral-Social Sciences:  6 semester hours.

The Post Bachelor Program Curriculum

The Post Bachelor program can be completed in one calendar year (30 credit hours).  Full-time study is recommended since some, but not all, of the required courses are taught only during regular business hours. In order to complete the required courses in one year, students must begin the course sequence in the Spring/Summer or Fall semester and follow the course sequence outlined for them in their indvidual advising session. 

The complete Post Bachelor program curriculum is outlined below.  All of the foundation coursework must be completed prior to registering in advanced courses.

  • For a downloadable version of the Post Bachelor program curriculum, please click here.
  • For course descriptions from the university's Undergraduate Bulletin, please click here
  • For course scheduling information, please refer to the university's Class Schedule.
  • For additional information, please contact the Department's main office at (313) 577-3339 (Room 207, Rackham Building)

 Foundation Coursework

Students must sucessfuly complete the foundation coursework before they will be allowed to register for advanced coursework.

Course

Number

Course Title

Semesters Offered

Prerequisites

WSU*

MEC**

SLP 5080

Phonetics

Fall/Winter

Spring/Summer

--

SLP 5090

Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech Mechanism

Fall

Spring/Summer

--

SLP 5300

Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology

Fall

Winter/Spring/Summer

--

AUD 5400

Introduction to Audiology

Winter

Fall/Spring/Summer

--

SLP 5320

Normal Language Acquisition

Fall/Winter

Spring/Summer

--

*WSU indicates courses offered on Wayne State's main downtown campus

**MEC indicates courses offered at the Macomb Education Center

Advanced Coursework

Departmental permission is required to register for the five advanced courses. In order to be granted permission to register for advanced coursework, BA and Post Bachelor program students must have an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75, cannot have earned more than one grade of C in the foundation courses, and must maintain a 3.0 GPA for courses in the major. In addition, students must have successfully completed the foundation coursework.

Students who do not meet these requirements will not be permitted to complete the Post Bachelor coursework.

Course

Number

Course Title

Semesters Offered

Prerequisites

WSU*

MEC**

SLP 5120

Speech Science

Fall/Winter

Winter

5080; 5090

SLP 5310

Clinical Methods

Winter/Spring/Summer

Fall

5080; 5090; 5300; 5320

AUD 5420

Aural Rehabilitation

Spring/Summer

Winter

AUD 5400

SLP 6460

Language and Phonological Disorders

Winter

Fall

5080; 5300; 5320

SLP 6480

Organic Disorders

Winter

Fall

5090; 5300; 5320

*WSU indicates courses offered on Wayne State's main downtown campus

**MEC indicates courses offered at the Macomb Education Center

Communication Sciences & Disorders
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